Coronavirus- Localised Restrictions Support Scheme
19 October 2020
The Localised Restrictions Support Scheme provides financial support to businesses which have been required to close or have had business activities at their premises directly curtailed by health protection restrictions that have been put in place by the NI Executive.
Applicants should read the scheme guidance (PDF, 904K) to check eligibility before they apply.
The level of support that successful applicants will receive is based on the Total Net Annual Value (NAV) of the property from which the business operates:
- Lower rate: £800 for each week that the restrictions apply for:
- a business that is the sole occupant operating from a property with an NAV of £15,000 or less,
- a guesthouse or bed & breakfast with a capital value (which means it is valued as a domestic property for rates); or
- a business that is a joint occupant of a property with any NAV.
- Standard rate: £1,200 for each week that the restrictions apply for:
- a business that is the sole occupant of a property with an NAV between £15,001 and £51,000.
- Higher rate: £1,600 for each week that restrictions apply for:
- A business that is the sole occupant of a property with an NAV of £51,001 or more.
How to apply
You must apply using the online form for the Coronavirus: Localised Restrictions Support Scheme.
Online applications for this scheme can now be submitted in relation to all Northern Ireland council areas.
Applicants should be aware that if any information provided on their application form is later found to be fraudulent or false, repayment of funding will be required.
- Department of Finance (DOF)